The Plumb Line, by Jennifer LeClaire

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Being Ready for the Bridegroom


We used to lead a "Lamp Lighters" group when my husband was in the army. The children in this group were junior high age, and I loved hearing them sing, "Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning till the break of day."

This story of the ten virgins is about being ready for the Lord's return. One has to understand the Jewish betrothal customs to receive the full impact of what is being conveyed in this passage. read more

How a Drug Addict Found Faith in Yeshua

Michael L. Brown grew up in a typical conservative Jewish home in the suburbs of Long Island, N.Y. He attended Hebrew school and had been introduced to the Scriptures as a child. But during his teen years, he got caught up in the 1960s counterculture. He played drums in a rock band and started using drugs at age 14. He shot heroine and cocaine, and even stole money from his family to support his habit. But a visit to a Pentecostal church changed everything. Watch videos below.

 

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Israeli Company Discovers Oil Near Tel Aviv

An oil exploration company has announced that it has found "significant quantities" of oil in Israel, buoying hopes that natural resources are prevalent in the Holy Land and could enable Israel to become energy independent.

An Israeli company, the Givot Olam Oil Exploration Limited Partnership, announced in December that it found oil at its drill site in Rosh Ha'Ayin, about 10 miles inland from the Tel Aviv coastline. Gas was also found during the drill. read more

How a Sunni Muslim Came to Faith in Jesus

When Faisal Malick heard a Christian business man say "Jesus is the Son of God," he got angry and set out to convince the man Islam is the only way. But for Malick, a devout Sunni Muslim, his life was about to change forever. He accepted Messiah into his heart and today he shares his faith with others, declaring Yeshua is the Son of God. Watch video below. read more

Israel Needs Your Help

In Genesis 12:3, God makes a promise to Abraham: '"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.'"

In my own life I have seen proof of this promise; when I have blessed Israel and the Jewish people, God has showered His blessings on me. That is why we have set up the "Bless Israel" fund through Christian Life Missions. read more

Victory in the Senate


Both houses of Congress have finally acted to employ the toughest economic sanctions at our disposal to stop Iran from going nuclear.


Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed the Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, which combines Christians United for Israel's two top legislative priorities into one bill. read more

Is There an Identity Crisis Among Gentile Believers?

As we walked past the Egyptian exhibit in the Museum of Art History in Vienna, I noted the great importance placed upon memorials for the dead. The wealthy took great pains to prepare proper tombs and memorials. Embalming to preserve the body was of prime importance. Why did the Egyptians do this? 

It was a way of declaring significance in the face of death. Human beings want to believe they are significant in the scheme of things. read more

A Peculiar, Precious People

The Word says God instructed Moses to speak to the children of Israel these words: "Now, therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation" (Exod. 19:5-6). read more

When Jews and Muslims Worship Together

Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, isn't afraid of venturing into unfamiliar territories. In the mid-1990s, Roberts began making trips to Vietnam with teams from his church to pioneer medical, educational and orphanage-related work. After 9/11, he traveled to Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories and other Muslim-dominated regions to establish similar works. read more

Let’s Not Forget to Remember the Holocaust


During my tour last year of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, I was haunted by what I saw. Old movie clips and photos of Jews being herded off to concentration camps tore at my emotions. I could barely contain myself. read more

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